“The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice…”

– Rick Riordan

We’ve all been there. Times where we’re faced with what seems to be the (almost) impossible challenge of making a difficult decision.

Unfortunately, these situations can quickly become a dark cloud that hovers over us; throwing us into a loop or even paralyzing us.

That said, remember that indecision is a decision. More often than not, when you procrastinate and/or don’t make a decision, the decision will be made for you – and it’s unlikely that it’ll land in your favor.

So if after you’ve done your best in balancing the rational (listing the pros and cons of each option, etc.) and the emotional (listening to your intuition) and you’re still finding yourself at a crossroads…perhaps these profound quotes uttered by some of the world’s wisest souls will encourage you to finally take that leap of faith.

Read More: Learning to Trust Our Inner Voice

May they bring you the clarity, comfort, and insights you need in making the decision that’ll lead you to the best possible outcome. Enjoy!

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela

“Every day is a crossroads. Every day is a chance to change your life and our world for the better.” — Hillary Clinton

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” — Rumi

“You shape your future every day through the choices you make. That’s sort of a hard one to swallow, isn’t it? It would be much easier to say you are a victim of circumstances. Then you don’t have to act. Your choices create your reality…” — Jason Harvey

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”  — Arianna Huffington

“When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take, choose the bolder.” — William Joseph Slim

“Make the decision that you’ll no longer use excuses to keep you from what you know is in your best interest.” — Wayne Dyer

“Follow your intuition, listen to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you…” — Katori Hall

“Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.” — Tony Robbins

“We all face crossroads in our lives where we can retreat into ourselves, or we can hit the dance floor.” — Sebastian Lelio

“You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.” — Robert T. Kiyosaki

“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.” — Thomas Merton

“You cannot continue on the same path and arrive at a different destination…” — Steve Maraboli

“Adversity is a crossroads that makes a person choose one of two paths: character or compromise.” — John C Maxwell

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.” — Deepak Chopra

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” — Michelle Obama

“Big changes don’t have to be hard, but they do have to start with a choice. This is where real change begins; this is where you start taking control of your life and how you choose to live it; this is where it all starts.” – Nathalie Thompson

“We are free to choose our paths, but we can’t choose the consequences that come with them…” — Sean Covey

“We all need to decide whether to “play it safe” in life and worry about the downside, or instead take a chance, by being who we really are and living the life our heart desires. Which choice are you making?” —  Charlie Badenhop

Read more: What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid?

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